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#1 TimberRider

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:38 PM

I planning on buying some new tries for my quad. I have been leaning towards ITP mud lites or Maxxis. What are your favorites? I'm going with a 26" tire but any feedback would be helpful... ;)
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:50 PM

I've had nothing but good luck with Mudlites

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:52 PM

I planning on buying some new tries for my quad. I have been leaning towards ITP mud lites or Maxxis. What are your favorites? I'm going with a 26" tire but any feedback would be helpful... ;)


From what I've heard the mud lites are a quick wearing tire. To me they seem a bit over hyped, but I've never used them. I have GBC dirt devils II's and love them, but dont know what type of tire you're looking for. You want more mud oriented or trail oriented?

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:57 PM

I do more trail riding. A wise man once told me to "Go Around" and I have heeded his advice. Saves lots of $$$ at the car wash too... :D
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 08:15 PM

The GBC afterburner looks pretty good, but the Kenda Bear Claw is a classic proven tire at a good price. I'm not thrilled with the swamp lites that are on my dad's. Lots of flats and wearing pretty quick. I've also heard some good things about the STI Mud-trax and they are well priced too I think. I did a lot of research when I was shopping for mine, let me know if you have any other questions. :D

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:51 AM

I recently bought a set of Maxxis Bighorns 2.0 They are listed as a good all around tires and I am told they wear like iron. I have found they improved the handling of my machine and the ride is smooth even on pavement. They performed well in the mud and even had a chance to try them once in slushy snow.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:04 AM

For trail riding Bighorns are the best all around tire. They also work OK in the mud too.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 05:48 PM

Well I talked to Carl at Advanced Cycle and have decided to go with the ITP mud lites like Jim Williams (ake: Mt Rider)bought. I'm moving up to 26" tires so the the cost differance between the ITP's and the Big Horns was substantial. I got over 2,000 miles out of my stock tires so I expect to do as well or better with the ITP's... ;)
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 07:16 PM

Good luck with them dennis.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:53 AM

Well I talked to Carl at Advanced Cycle and have decided to go with the ITP mud lites like Jim Williams (ake: Mt Rider)bought. I'm moving up to 26" tires so the the cost differance between the ITP's and the Big Horns was substantial. I got over 2,000 miles out of my stock tires so I expect to do as well or better with the ITP's... ;)


How much of a difference in price? I got all 4 tires for mine for $385. I got 2,300 miles out of my first set of stock tires but that was pushing it too far. I am sure you will feel an improvement in your quad with better tires.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 12:06 PM

The differance in price for 26" tires was about $200.00 I spent a little over $600.00 for tires on my truck. No way am I spending that much for atv tires. The ITP's with mounting will be just about $400.00. That I can live with. If I stuck with 25" tires I could save some money but I wanted the extra height I'll get with the 26" ones.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:56 PM

The ITPs seem like a softer tire but good luck with them. They are what what I run trails with. I have had alot of good miles on mine and no problems with the sidewalls. Still like the bighorns better for trailriding but the ITPs shine in the mud.

FYI you should have no problem with the 26" tires but once you go over 27" the handling changes.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:20 AM

did you look at pitt bull tires

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:35 AM

Well the Chef found me a great deal on for tires. $150.00 for 4 maxies that came stock on a razor. There not big horns but for the price I couldn't pass them up. I got over 2,300 miles out of my stock tires so these should last me for awhile... :D
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 03:42 PM

Are they the Maxxis M9802 ? That is what tires Michelle's quad has. They seem to handle fine.

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